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  • jmorlife63 1:57 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Browming, , Gun, On-Location, outdoor, , , , Senior   

    Gown and Gun Senior Shoot 

    High School Senior portraits do not have to be boring. In this case we have Ben. A young man graduating 2018 here in South Carolina.

    Shooting outdoors on-location always presents challenges and this day in late April was no different. The very open location was selected due to the genre and our client’s passion for hunting with his Browning shotgun. The last week or so I had scouted on many days a nice “fiery red” skyline here during the magic hour. Perfect! Red would work for hunting. Great for the hunting ambience that I wanted to create.

    The day of he shoot it was overcast and the clouds never moved out so I knew things would not be going as planned. I took along my 500 watt strobes. I also had a speed light with a 24″ Hexi Box.  My camera body choice was my Canon Mark II with a 28-70 Canon “L” lens attached. The portraits with the cap and gown I simply captured out in the open field (an active cotton field) with my subject Ben sitting on a stool. I used my Hexi 24″ soft box modifier with my speedlight inside. My great assistant “Margie” was my grip. I went to manual on the flash and most images were shot near full power. (Note: I only had a 430 EX II inside). On some of the creative lighting with Ben and his shotgun I placed a soft strip box (love that modifier) with a directional grid and 500 watt strobe, camera right. Since it was overcast and getting darker by the minute, I asked Ben to turn more towards the strip box in order to illuminate his face a little better. Portrait composition near the truck was different.

    Shooting the truck and Ben was difficult simply because the truck was so large and the black color really absorbed the light. Here I utilized my 500 watt strobe and my 47″ deep parabolic. This gave me a large key light to work with. I simply had to experiment here and would move the large parabolic around to camera left. Most of the time I shot around or near f5.6, 250th, and ISO 100. Needless to say I was pumping out some strobe power but oddly enough stayed around 1/2 power. Thanks to Ben for allowing me to share these images and we are already discussing a second and entirely hunting genre-themed photo shoot.

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  • jmorlife63 11:20 pm on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: daughter, father, fun, outdoor, ,   

    Father & Daughter 

    Late October, 2016 found me responding to a father/daughter on-location shoot. Gracie and Robbie were lot’s of fun and we even had a little time to capture some images of them in the great outdoors on their favorite four wheeler. Images captured at their home at Coward, SC. Thanks to Robbie and Gracie for allowing me to post some images of their on-location portrait session.

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  • jmorlife63 6:07 am on April 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    The Tracks 

    I don’t mind telling you that Michelle was a bit apprehensive about posing along the railroad tracks in W-Burg. Reports of people being fined in W-Burg for doing this are common. However, I think Michelle has a bit of rebel in her and she agreed to sit for me with the old chair I had brought (as a prop) to the shoot. I really like this image of Michelle as I believe it captures her essence. This is also a “straight image.” Good photographers don’t need no [sic] photoshop! I’m glad she’s a good sport. 😉
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  • jmorlife63 5:48 am on April 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Brittany 

    Today in Warrensburg the weather finally gave our portrait class a break. It was a mild and sunny day. These images are “straight” and have not been edited or photo-shopped. There was some assistants on hand utilizing a couple reflectors while those who had their cameras enjoyed a wonderful photo shoot. Thanks to our models and Mr. Breshears, our instructor, for selecting the locations near the Freedom Tower on the campus at UCM.

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  • jmorlife63 5:42 am on April 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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  • jmorlife63 11:47 pm on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    contemplation 

    It was an overcast day in da Burg. The perfect time to pull out the Nikon. My model, Michelle, works with me at the radio station on-campus. Michelle was kind enough to give me some of her time so I could get my darn “outdoor” assignment completed for portrait. On this shot, I asked my model to walk back and forth across my frame of view. I decided to focus on the middle ground leaving the primary subject soft. I deliberately choose the urban-monotone environment for effect.

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